December 27, 2014
I was a bit jet-lagged, tired and slightly below my desired cognitive capacity prior to hopping on stage this year to speak at the Bulletproof Biohacking conference.
So as I wandered through the expo, I thought to myself – why not try a new-fangled smart drug I haven't tried before?
As you'd probably suspect, that's not something I advise to do prior to getting on stage in front of hundreds of people, but I occasionally live life on the wild side, so I grabbed a handful of some stuff called “CILTEP” (which is basically a mix of artichoke extract and forskolin), washed it down with a glass of water, and then gave my presentation.
I did not get sick, vomit, or die, and things went pretty well during the presentation. I also got an email a few weeks later from the folks at NaturalStacks (the developers of CILTEP) asking me if I'd like to interview their co-founder Roy Krebs, who is a former college football player, an ex-sushi chef, and is now in charge of helping to develop smart drugs and designed strategies for hard-charging individuals to mentally dominate cognitive tasks.
Roy sounded like a fascinating guy, so I said yes. And now you get to listen in to our discussion, during which I ask Roy:
-How does one become a developer and designer of smart drugs?
-What is your approach to developing a smart drug?
-What are your top strategies for people to dominate cognitive tasks?
-What's the best way to get things done faster: routine or randomness?
-Do you use to-do lists, or do you just “flow”?
-I've heard you're into sensory deprivation and float tanks. What's the best way to use those?
Resource we discuss in this episode:
Do you have questions, comments or feedback about CILTEP, thinking faster, enhancing cognitive performance or anything else that Roy and I discuss? Leave your thoughts below.